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On Campus - May 2018 Preview

Tuesday, May 1

The Large Cat by Cornelis Visscher

Master Class: Northern European Art 1500-1650 from the Permanent Collection will be on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through September 2. The exhibition will include the works of Dürer, Cranch, Joos van Cleve, Lucas van Leyden, Rembrandt, and Jan Lievens and is organized in honor of the 43-year-long teaching career of Susan Donahue Kuretsky, Professor of Art on the Sarah Gibson Blanding Chair.

Earth To Vassar will be on display at the Old Bookstore, College Center, through May 4. The collaborative photo exhibition will examine the varying definitions of nature.

Wednesday, May 2

Author Suzanne Massie ’52, who played an important role in the relationship between Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Union in the final years of the Cold War, will give a lecture titled “Talking Up Russia: Conversation with Suzanne Massie ’52” at 6:00pm in Rockefeller Hall, room 200.

The men’s lacrosse team will compete in the Liberty League semifinals at 3:00pm at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Friday, May 4

The Vassar College Orchestra

The Vassar College Orchestra, featuring pianist Todd Crow, Professor of Music on the George Sherman Dickinson Chair, will perform at 8:00pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall. The event will also include conductor Eduardo Navega, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of Orchestral Activities; soprano Tonya Ingerson ’18; and baritone Ari Bell ’18 as well as the music of Verdi, Floyd, Bizet, and Brahms.

Storytime at the Museum will take place at 1:30pm at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. The program is designed for children ages 3–5 and will include a picture book story, rhymes, art, and a craft.

Saturday, May 5

Founder’s Day will be celebrated across campus beginning at noon. The annual event will include food, rides, music, alumnae/i athletic competitions, and more.

Sunday, May 6

The men’s baseball team will play Bard College at noon at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.

Thursday, May 10

An anniversary celebration for the Susan Stein Shiva Theater—the 20th Shivaversary—will take place at 5:30pm at the theater. The event will include a retrospection of the shows that have graced the stage of the only student-run black box theater on campus.

Saturday, May 12

Public walking tours of campus

Free public walking tours of campus will take place at 10:00am and 1:00pm, beginning at Main Building. Led by Vassar College Historian and Professor Emeritus of English Colton Johnson, the tours are approximately 90 minutes in length and feature Main, the Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library, and the Vassar Chapel.

The Night Owls will perform their final concert of the semester at 10:00pm in Rockefeller Hall, room 200. The event will feature new solos and senior solos.

Saturday, May 26

Commencement activities will take place at various times and locations on campus, including Awarding of the Prizes, 11:00am, Vassar Chapel; President’s Reception in Honor of the Class of 2018, 2:00pm, Chapel lawn; Commencement Concert, 3:00pm, Skinner Hall; Baccalaureate Ceremony, 4:00pm, Vassar Chapel; Dancing, Desserts, and Champagne Reception, 9:00pm, Bridge for Laboratory Sciences.

Sunday, May 27

Vassar’s 154th Commencement Ceremony will take place at 10:00am at the Outdoor Amphitheater. Heather McGhee, President of Demos, will be the keynote speaker.

-Photo of The Large Cat by Cornelis Visscher ©Vassar College; Vassar College Orchestra and historical walking tour ©Vassar College-Karl Rabe.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, April 24, 2018